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Funeral in set for McCalla murder victims
The family of Doris Hutcheson announced funeral arrangements for her and her children Thursday.
NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:49:02 PM
Pain Responses Differ In Males And Females: Finding Calls For More Gender Equality In The Lab
"Realizing that females likely process pain differently than males will allow us to focus on creating alternate pain therapies for each sex," said researcher Robert Sorge, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in UAB's College of Arts and Sciences.UAB Campus News at Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:40:47 PM
Intermark Group CEO Jake McKenzie on creativity, talent acquisition and a diverse biz model
Since starting his career in the advertising business in 1997, Intermark Group CEO Jake McKenzie has seen just how quickly the trends that drive consumer demand can change.
That career experience has been fundamental in how he runs Birmingham's second-largest advertising agency and one of the city's coolest office spaces.
Whether it's the development of a digital infrastructure in preparation for the Internet of Things or making acquisitions in the constant search for top-tier talent, Mc...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:21:21 PM
‘All clear’ given at Washington Navy Yard after reports of shots fired
The “all clear” message was given at the Washington Navy Yard Thursday morning after no active threat was found. Officials say there were no…...CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:02:12 PM
WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term he…...CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:30:55 PM
U.S. Postal Service truck overturns in Talladega County
A U.S. Postal Service truck overturned this morning, losing its load and tying up traffic as crews worked to clean up the mail.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:11:09 PM
Funeral arrangements announced for murdered McCalla family
Relatives of a slain McCalla family plan to lay their loved ones to rest early next week, while authorities continue a manhunt for the suspected gunman.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:49:50 AM
Fireworks may put animals into distress
Some pets are scared of the boom of the fireworks and can even act out in destructive behaviors.CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:30:33 AM
Veterans with PTSD encouraging neighbors to be mindful of fireworks usage
Fourth of July celebrations have already begun across the state but for some of our veterans, fireworks can trigger post-traumatic stress di…...CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:00:11 AM
Alabama reaches multi-billion dollar settlement with BP
Gov. Robert Bentley, along with Attorney General Luther Strange, have announced a multibillion-dollar settlement agreement between the state and BP.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:05:27 AM
Alabama receives $2.3 settlement in lawsuit against BP
The state of Alabama has reached a settlement in the lawsuit against BP for the oil spill that occurred in 2010.CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:38:08 AM
Alabama to get $2.3B in BP oil spill settlement
BP and the state of Alabama have reached a multibillion agreement to settle the state's lawsuit against the oil giant.
As part of the settlement, Alabama will receive $2.3 billion from BP (NYSE: BP). About $1.3 billion of the total will go toward coastal restoration projects in the state.
The other $1 billion will go to the state's general fund over the next 18 years.
However, Bentley said in a press conference that the BP settlement will not solve Alabama's general fund shortfall for...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:26:35 AM
Teen killed during attempted carjacking
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 15-year-old dead.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:25:10 AM
Shots reported at Washington Navy Yard
Authorities investigate after reports of shots fired in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus, July 2, 2015.CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:24:23 AM
The typical American diet versus a high-fat/low-carb diet — study takes aim at prevailing nutritiona
Foods high in fats have long been put into the “unhealthy” category by nutrition experts, but UAB researchers believe this may have been all wrong, all along. For decades, the thought process behind “eating right” has been to focus on consuming a low-fat diet. But nutritional researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say, when it comes to affecting body composition, this might be all wrong.
Nutrition Obesity Research Center researchers Kevin Fontaine , Ph.D., and Am...UAB Campus News at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:15:52 AM
State Sen. Cam Ward arrested for DUI in Alabaster
Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster was arrested for driving under the influence.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 9:11:54 AM
Marine Patrol prepared to write boaters tickets during holiday weekend
But as more and more boaters hit Alabama waterways, safety becomes a big issue...CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:22:34 AM
U.S. Sues Electrolux, GE in Federal Court (Video)
U.S. Sues Electrolux, GE in Federal Court (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:17:11 AM
Residents react to McCalla murder
(WIAT)– Neighbors say Stephen Hutcheson seemed like a loving father and provided for his family. One family, who lives right next door, said…...CBS42 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:16:27 AM
Man, woman found dead inside Birmingham house
The bodies of a woman and man were found inside a house in Birmingham Wednesday night.NBC 13 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:03:43 AM
Funeral arrangements set for slain McCalla mom, 2 kids
The funeral arrangements have been made for the McCalla mother and her two kids who authorities say were killed by their husband and father.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Trailer stolen from Boy Scouts found in Attallla
Gadsden Police have recovered a missing trailer that belonged to Boy Scout Troop 58 in East Gadsden.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Mississippi-based regional bank buys Georgia bank
Renasant Bank of Tupelo has completed its purchase of HeritageBank of the South - based in Albany, Georgia .ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Dothan police investigate after toddler nearly drowned
Dothan police are investigating after they say a toddler nearly drowned in a small plastic swimming pool.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Isolated strong storms possible Thursday night
Spotty showers continue to form and track eastward across central Alabama. As the day progresses and instability increases, showers will form into storms. ...Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Clanton PD: Guns, taser stolen from officer during burglary
The Clanton Police Department is investigating after the home of one of its officers and a city-issued vehicle was burglarized Thursday morning.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Jefferson County sheriff's deputy killed in crash identified
The Jefferson County coroners office has identified a sheriffs deputy who was killed in a wreck on his way to work on Wednesday.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
AAA Alabama offering free 'Tow-for-Life' service July 4
In an effort to promote safe driving, AAA Alabama and wrecker services across the state is offering free towing on July 4.The public service program, known as Tow-for-Life, is aimed at keeping impaired drives off the road.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Plans for boutique hotel in downtown Tuscaloosa moving forward
In Tuscaloosa, plans are moving forward for a boutique hotel, near the intersection of Jack Warner Parkway and Greensboro Avenue. ...Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Police: 15-year-old shot, killed while attempting a carjacking
Birmingham police are investigating a homicide after a 15-year-old was shot and killed at a gas station on Pinson Valley Parkway and Winewood Road.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
State Senator Cam Ward bonds out of jail, releases statement
State Senator Cam Ward bonded out of jail Thursday morning after being arrested for driving under the influence in Shelby County on Wednesday.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Police say Texas man faces murder charge in Alabama wreck
Police say a Texas man faces a murder charge in a fatal wreck in Alabama.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham police investigate after 2 found dead in home
Police in Birmingham are investigating after two people were found shot to death in a home.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Ala state senator out of jail after DUI arrest
A prominent Alabama state senator is out of jail after being arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Sheriff's deputy dies in motorcycle wreck on way to work
Authorities say a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy died in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 65 in Hoover while on his way to work.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Police say teen was shot while trying to carjack a vehicle
Birmingham police say a teenager was fatally shot when he tried to carjack someone at a gas station.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Storm threat remains for Thursday
Northwest flow aloft continues and that means the track for storms moving across Alabama remains in place too.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Health dept. confirms staph caused sickness at day care
The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed staph in several types of food served at a Montgomery day care was what sent nearly 90 children to the emergency room last week and required 30 to be hospitalized.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Homeowner buys earthquake insurance after West Alabama is rattled with small quakes
After a number of small earthquakes rattle West Alabama, one man decided to add earthquake insurance to his homeowner’s policy.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Jill: Stormy pattern persists
Northwest flow aloft continues and that means the train track for storms moving across Alabama remains in place too. ...Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars
Military dogs that spent years in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.ABC 33/40 - TV at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Police: 2 found dead inside home in west Birmingham
Birmingham police are on the scene of a double shooting in the 1200 block of 5th Avenue West.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by public officials over investigation of Ala. credit union
Questions are being raised at how the state handled an investigation involving Alabama One Credit Union. A suit filed Monday in federal court claims several public officials, including Governor Bentley's chief advisor, may have abused their power.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Troopers identify woman killed in I-65 wreck near Hayden
Alabama State Troopers have identified a woman killed in a wreck on I-65 southbound near the Hayden/Corner exit on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m.Fox News 6 at Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Group seeks to remove Confederate memorial from Linn Park
The much-debated Confederate monument in Linn Park near Birmingham City Hall may soon come down if one advocacy group has its way.
Frank Matthews with the Outcast Voters' League claims the monument is offensive to African Americans, according to a report from NBC 13.
He said the monument was paid for by the Daughters of the Confederacy and erected in 1905. The group is still around – with 138 members – and Matthews said he has approached the organization about removing the monument.
T...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:57:01 PM
Car collides with big rig on I-65
The crash happened on I-65 southbound near Hayden.NBC 13 - TV at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:49:52 PM
Cadence Bank closes three Alabama branches
Cadence Bank closed three Alabama branches last week, citing changing consumer habits.
The branches closing are in Pelham on Huntley Parkway, Northport on McFarland Boulevard and in the Jones Valley area of Huntsville.
Cadence Bank confirmed its plans to make changes to its branch network in an effort to improve efficiency and competitiveness, and its customers’ experience.
Bank officials said changes in the bank's branch network stem from customers’ increasing reliance on mobile and ...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:32:19 PM
Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees elects three new members
Birmingham-Southern College on Wednesday announced it has elected three new members to its board of trustees.
The new members were elected at the board's spring meeting and include Robert M. Dixon Jr. of Eufaula, Ala.; Walter B. Evans Jr. of Birmingham; and John J. McMahon III of Birmingham, according to a release from the college.
The new members will join 30 other members of the BSC board that is chaired by Bruce Rogers, a partner and attorney with Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith LLP ...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:18:03 PM
Post Office Pies to open Tuscaloosa location in September
A pizza joint that has made a name for itself in Birmingham's Avondale neighborhood will soon open its second location in Tuscaloosa.
Post Office Pies will open its Tuscaloosa location in September at 1920 Sixth St., according to a report from AL.com.
The new location will be situated directly behind Innisfree Irish Pub.
Co-owners Brandon Cain and John Hall opened the first Post Office Pies location in Avondale in March 2014.
Tentative hours for the Tuscaloosa location will be 11 a...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:14:04 PM
Two bodies found in Birmingham
Breaking // Two bodies were found at the 1200 block of 5th Ave. West Wednesday night.CBS42 - TV at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:08:25 PM
Small business owner Carrie Rollwagen shares what she’s learned on her quest to buy local in Birmingham.
Written by Lindsey Osborne...B-Metro at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM
From Amsterdam to Birmingham
UAB students discover strategies in the Netherlands that might make for a more sustainable city at home.
Written by Cynthia Ryan...B-Metro at Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Birmingham’s newest nonprofit is encouraging millennials to step up and help move our city forward.B-Metro at Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Russell Lands On Lake Martin
There is nothing we love more in the summer than spending time at the lake, and for many in Birmingham, their lake retreat is Russell Lands On Lake Martin. ...B-Metro at Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
B-There! Art on the Rocks | Chefs for the Cure | Tour de Cure
6/10-6/16/15: This week's hottest events include rocking out at the Birmingham Museum of Art, belting out our favorite country tunes, and dining for a good cause. ...B-Metro at Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
B-There! Birmingham Hammers | The Color Run | BBQ & Blues Fest
5/27-6/2/15: You don't want to miss these events that welcome the month of June to Birmingham.B-Metro at Friday, June 05, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Can You Picture That?
Art class brings science into the studio
By Charles Buchanan • Header illustration by Hannah Rettig
While popular culture likes to brand science as logical, objective, and serious and art as more emotional and subjective, the two fields are “oddly parallel,” says Doug Baulos, M.F.A., assistant professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History. “At its foundation, art is about perception and experience, and that’s basically what science is a...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:55:08 AM
Art & Soul
Creative approaches to healing inspire patients and clinicians
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood and Nik Layman • Videos by Jeff Myers, Andrea Reiber, and Steve Wood
Hospitals are not immune to magic.
When Elizabeth Vander Kamp begins telling a story to an elderly woman at UAB Hospital-Highlands one Thursday morning, the room vanishes, revealing a forest where a steadfast princess tries to melt the heart of her cruel father. After a series of trials, the heroine emer...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:32:07 AM
Answers to Age-Old Questions
Steven Austad explores the science of aging
By Matt Windsor • Photo by Steve Wood
The longest-lived human on record didn’t make it much past 120 years. That’s nothing compared to the ocean quahog, a fist-sized clam found off the coast of Maine. “They can live 500 years or longer,” said Steven Austad, Ph.D., chair of UAB’s Department of Biology and associate director of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. “They’ve been sitting out there on the sea floor since before S...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:14:48 AM
Virtual reality training for the real world
By Williesha Morris and Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood A close-up of a Paris street rendered by the UAB ETLab. Audio programmer Andrew Hyde and media artist Josh Davenport (top of page, left to right) visit the French capital via Oculus Rift.
UAB engineers haven’t invented a teleportation device, but they do have the next best thing. The Enabling Technology Lab (ETLab) within UAB’s Department of Mechanical Engineering ...UAB Magazine at Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:04:28 AM